Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with garlic parmesan flavor!  This Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and perfect with your favorite pasta!

Alfredo Sauce

Alfredo Sauce:

Alfredo sauce is one of my favorite things to have with a big bowl of pasta!  It’s a very rich and indulgent treat for dinner.  I also love that it only takes about 5-10 minutes to whip up a batch!  This recipe will yield about two cups of sauce total.  It can easily be doubled if you are feeding a crowd or want extra for later.  The bottled Alfredo just doesn’t compare to this delicious homemade version!  If you love cooking from scratch, make some of this Homemade Pasta to go along with your sauce!

What is Alfredo Sauce?

Traditional Alfredo is a simple white/cream sauce.  It is made from butter, heavy cream, and parmesan cheese.  While the original style is great, I simply like to add garlic, salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning to make Alfredo sauce taste even better!

how to make alfredo sauce

How to Make Alfredo Sauce:

  • The first step to making Alfredo is to warm your butter and cream in a large saucepan over low heat.  You will let it simmer (but not boil) for about 2 minutes.
  • Next, you will whisk in your garlic and seasonings.  Whisking constantly for about one minute just to let the garlic cook.
  • Lastly, you will add your parmesan cheese and stir just until the cheese has melted and your sauce is smooth.

Note that it is best to use freshly grated parmesan cheese right off of the block so that your sauce isn’t grainy.  I do not recommend using the “shaker” style container grated cheese for this recipe.

The Parmesan will thicken this sauce up.  If it isn’t quite thick enough, allow the sauce to stand for 2-3 minutes before serving.

homemade alfredo sauce recipe

If you love making your own pasta sauce at home, be sure to try out my Easy Homemade Pesto as well!

Enjoy!

~Nichole

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Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce

Best Homemade Alfredo Sauce is rich, creamy, and packed with garlic parmesan flavor!  This Alfredo Sauce is easy to make and perfect with your favorite pasta!
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 2 Cups

Ingredients 

Instructions 

  • Add the butter and cream to a large skillet.
  • Simmer over low heat for 2 minutes.
  • Whisk in the garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper for one minute.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese until melted.
  • Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 535kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
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1,983 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Used the basic recipe… just reduced everything because I was just making for two so I used 1T of butter and 1/4 cup of cream and 1/ 2 cup of cheese… added some rotisserie chicken… parsley, garlic powder and Italian seasoning…. and then put the spaghetti in the pan and coated it… added little spaghetti water… it was delicious…. I will use again….

  2. 5 stars
    This was my 1st attempt at homemade alfredo sauce and it was absolutely fantastic! The only thing I added was a few dashes of cayenne pepper. Will definitely make again. My dinner guests raved about it…thank you for sharing!!!

  3. My daughter and I love this recipe! I’m making it for her tonight for her 21st birthday meal, she chose this over going out! It’s soooo good!

  4. 5 stars
    My Sons(4) and Husband commented this is the best alfredo sauce I have ever made, since I have begun making my own sauces. Thanks for the sharing this recipe.

  5. I made this alfredo for dinner tonight and we loved it! I have never made homemade alfredo and am shocked as to how easy it is! Thank you for the recipe! It’s definitely a keeper!

  6. This was fabulous! We only added more pepper, garlic, (because I measure garlic from my heart) and some shrimp. Perfection